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7529, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo

  • Record number: 7529
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo
  • Roof element: Tiles, eaves
  • Comparanda: Decoration with lozenges best known from Caeretan contexts (Pyrgi, eaves tile A:11, figs. 110-113; Nardi in Miscellanea ceretana 1989, p. 55, fig. 7)
  • Remarks: Eaves tile fragments preserving part of finished front edge and painted soffit with lens-shaped bands. Taenia decorated with black/white/red/long white vertical bands, W 1.2. D red band 3.2, D black band 7.6, D 2nd red(?) band 4.
  • Bibliography: Sgubini Moretti & Ricciardi 1993, p. 175, fig. 42 (joined fragments in left of picture); Winter 2009a, p. 304, 4.F.4.b, fig. 4.35
  • Publication record: Le terrecotte architettoniche di Tuscania. Author: Sgubini Moretti, A.M. & L. Ricciardi. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 163-181
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Vertical and lens-shaped bands
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Width: 37.6
  • MPD: 20.9
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Purple-red 10R 4/3. Surface color on tile top 5YR 5/6-4/6.
  • Soffit decoration type: 3 lens-shaped bands red/black/red on cream ground.
  • Thickness tile: 2
  • Soffit decoration type: 3 lens-shaped bands red/black/red on cream ground.

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